Saturday, April 16, 2011

~ pretty in pink ~

I finished this purse yesterday.  I crocheted it with 1 strand of RHSS 'melonberry' and 2 strands Lion Brand Baby Soft 'bubble gum' with an L hook.  If I remember correctly, I bought the handles from Joann Fabrics.  I'm not too sure about the bow - do you think it's too much?  :)

P.S.  Please excuse the mess on the table.


~ Pretty in pink ~

- 4 oz. 4-ply worsted weight acrylic (I used RHSS melonberry)
- 4 oz. 3-ply sport weight acrylic (I used Lion Brand Baby Soft bubble gum)
- L hook
- purse handles
- 4" x 52" nylon scarf (I bought this one from the thrift store for 90 cents)

Size: really doesn't matter  :)  (approximately 12" across flattened out)

- do not join rnds unless otherwise stated, mark 1st st with a stitch marker
- I crochet tight, so you may want to adjust the size of your crochet hook


Rnd 1:  Working with 1 strand worsted weight and 2 strands sport weight held together, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around.

Rnd 4:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around.

Rnd 5:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around.

Rnd 6:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around.

Rnd 7:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around.

Rnd 8:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) around.

Rnd 9:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc) around.

Rnd 10:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) around.

Rnd 11:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc) around.

Rnd 12:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc) around.

Rnd 13:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 sc) around.

Rnds 14 - 28:  Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 29:  Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), skip next sc.  *dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 30:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each dc and ch-1 space around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 31:  Ch 1, sc 1st and 2nd sc together.  Sc in next 37 sc, sc next 2 sc together, sc in next 37 sc.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 32:  Ch 1, sc 1st and 2nd sc together.  Sc in next 36 sc, sc next 2 sc together, sc in next 36 sc.  Join as before.

Rnd 33:  Ch 1, reverse sc in each sc around.  Join with a sl st to 1st reverse sc.  End off.

Sew on handles.

Weave nylon scarf through Rnd 29.

***Debi Y's version***

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  1. Debi - This purse is beautiful. I really like the bow!
    You are so talented!

    Mary Lou

  2. NO WAY! Not too much at all. I don't think I'd like it near as much without it! It's beautiful! Did you line the inside? Nosey aren't I! lol
    Is this your pattern? Love it!

  3. Thank you ladies. :)

    Nicole - no, I didn't line it - I always have trouble doing that. The crocheting is solid so there's no problem of anything falling out. The pattern is a very basic one - but I can write it up for you if you'd like. :)

  4. Thank you Ms Debi, I would love to try to this bag..two reasons..I've never made one that you had to put handles on..AND I've NEVER lined one myself :) So I figured this one was smaller then the normal ones I do, might make it easier for me. IF you have time, no rush ( you know I have tons on the go)
    Honestly, if you have trouble with lining that doesn't leave much hope for me :)

  5. I love the bow, it adds the perfect touch.

  6. It is very pretty. About the bow, is the person who will use it into a more tailored look or girlie-look?

  7. I think it's perfect. Really that ribbon and bow really set it off. Love it. And those handles? I think they are perfect-a-mundo for the yarn and purse. Great job! (Now -- mail it to ME!!!!!!)

  8. P.S. I don't see any mess on the table.

  9. Thanks ladies. :)

    Sharon Marie - the purse is for me - I'm girly, but not too girly. I think I'll just have to carry it around a couple of times to see how I like it. :)

    Bev - you're so funny. :)

  10. Cute purse Debi, very springy; those are really cool handles too. I bought some stuff to make a purse, but I need to wrap up one of my WIPs before I start anything else. Thank you for sharing your pattern. :-)

  11. Debi, it is so the colors! and I think the bow is a great embellishment. :)

  12. Have I told you how great you are??? Well, you rock (as Hoss would say! lol)
    Since you took all the time to write this out I'm going to have to break a rule of mine and start yet another project before any of the others are done...hahaha..yeah right..rules..good joke! Thank you so much, you are truly wonderful and full of such amazing talent :)

  13. So pretty!! You're such an awesome crocheter! :)

  14. thanks for posting the pattern. I am going to make one for myself. I love the bow..

  15. Thank you all for the nice compliments. :)

  16. The bow is the perfect addition to the bag. For me, it just makes the bag POP! I also love the handles!

  17. Oh, no, the bow is not too much, it's just perfect! My eyes got drawn to the bow right away and I thought how great it looked. I love your pink purse! It looks feminine, yet sturdy...very nicely done!

  18. Lovely bag and the colour is just gorgeous... Thanks for sharing your pattern (as you always do :))
    Have a great week end :))

  19. Your purse is perfect! If my oldest daughter saw it she would snatch it away from you, lol, she loves pink. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I see you like a lot of the same things I do and you now have another follower too. Thank you for sharing your lovely purse:)

  20. That color is gorgeous for spring!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  21. Hey there Debi..sorry to bother you. Quick deep is your purse..from top to bottom? The 12" you referred to was side to side..right?? Sorry to be so dense.Thanks for everything! :)

  22. Hi Nicole - no problem at all - the purse is about 9" top to bottom. Side to side (flattened out) is about 12". Don't be hesitant to ask questions - I'm always glad to help. :)

  23. Thanks so much Debi..I just need to get a pair of handles and I'll be able to show you!!! I just wanted to make sure we were about the same size..mine wasn't looking exactly like yours..but measurements are'll see soon..thanks again! xx

  24. Thanks pattas, Susanne and Caroline. :)

    Can't wait to see it Nicole. :)


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